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and thoroughly enjoyable as the changing of the seasons. It’s not just a Coastside phenomenon, of course. There are pumpkins from Poughkepsie to Pacifica. But the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival is unique to a particular time and place. It begins with the annual pumpkin

weigh-off. The world may have gone mad and

the financial markets askew, but the weigh-off re-

mains as constant as Greenwich mean time. It’s a local affair, a place to see neighbors. The mayor will be walking through the crowd, the high school band will make an appearance, and everyone “oohs” and “aahs” at each newly weighed gourd as if they are witnessing fireworks in the July 4 sky. If it’s your first weigh-off, make sure you go around back of the I.D.E.S. Hall; the really big orange Buddhas stage back there on Johnston Street. The weekend is something else entirely. Tourists trek over the hill in a slow, snaking drive toward Main Street. They come by the thousands and the streets leading to the festival are a glorious mess. It all coalesces on the city’s main drag. The scene is much the same from year to year, and yet many of the same folks come again and again. While the tourists crowd downtown, you’ll see familiar faces here and there. They man the booths that raise money for Coastside nonprofits. They play the music that mingles in the air with the smell of fine fair food. There is nothing like the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy it all over again. — Clay Lambert, Editor of the Half Moon Bay Review

Coastside celebrates pumpkins with festivity

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Free Speech Non-Profits Haunted House

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Seeking a champion giant

It all begins with the 38th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, the Super Bowl of pumpkins among growers. Beginning at 7 a.m. on the I.D.E.S. grounds at 735 Main St. in Half Moon Bay, farmers from the Coastside or around the western states, pumpkin fans and goggle-eyed Coastsiders gather to listen to pumpkin songs by festival regular Jim Stevens and watch as forklifts hoist the giant orange orbs on to super-size scales. Can anyone beat defending champion Ron Root of Citrus Heights, Calif., with last year’s 1,535-pound monster? Or maybe the current world record of 1,810.5 pounds held by Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wisc.? Time will tell! Root will be back along with other veteran growers to contend for the $5,000 world record prize and an estimate 420,000 in additional prize money.

Pancakes — pumpkin and otherwise

Safeway Tents Music Stage

Half Moon Bay may not be back East, but the Coastside doesn’t need autumn leaves to bring out the colors of the season with festivity and fall flavor! There are already magnificent vistas of seaside farms and fields dotted with pumpkins, framed by scenic barns, guarded by scarecrows n bursting with harvest bounty. Amidst all this, the 41st annual Art & Pumpkin Festival and related festivities will unfold: the festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct 16. Over those days, look for Volkswagen-sized giant pumpkins on display, the “Picasso of pumpkin carvers” bringing a festive face out of one of those 1,200-pound giants, harvest-inspired crafts, tangy pumpkin treats, blockbuster entertainment, homespun but pumpkin-y Main Street parade, fun for the family, and pumpkin patches ready for those seeking the perfect Halloween pumpkin! Read on for a slice of the fun:

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You can start Pumpkin Festival with a good carbo-load — pumpkin-flavored, no less. Early on both mornings, the Half Moon Bay High School Varsity Basketball Team will fire up the griddle at Mac Dutra Park, at Main Street an Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay. Add butter and maple syrup, put sausage links on the side, and get a cup of orange juice or Peet’s coffee, all for just $8 a plate. It runs from 7 to 11 a.m.

Bountiful crafts inspired by the harvest

Wander up and down Main Street to peruse the harvest-inspired, handcrafted items from about 250 of the country’s top artisans and craftspeople. What you’ll see, covering every budget, are paintings, photography, glassworks like hand-blown glass pumpkins or stained and beveled glass, ceramics, wall and table decorations, textiles, wood, gold or silver or bead jewelry, leather hats or wallets or more, wind chimes, footwear, metalwork, toys, mixed media, sculpture and more.

Local artists you will see

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Coastside artists who will participate an show their work in the Pumpkin Festival include: Supie Davis of Half Moon Bay who will show her photography; Karen Schmidt of El Granada who will show her mobiles and string streamers; Julie Swanton of Half Moon bay who will show her creations of pumpkins with fabric gathered around them; and Ellen Joseph, who will debut her Pumpkin Festival Fine Art Print.

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Everyone loves a parade

It’s homespun yet with the best of what today has to offer: the Great Pumpkin Parade, winding its way down Main Street starting at noon Saturday. You’ll see marching bands, classic cars carrying local dignitaries, floats and a contingent of little and scary but charming ghouls, goblins, ghosts and movie characters. Featured parade participants include movie legends Puss in Boots with cohort Kitty Softpaws. The surprise grand marshal will be announced at a later date.

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The Pumpkin Festival has the best that the Bay Are music scene has to offer on stage and street. On the Main Stage you can catch the California Cowboys, Willie G, Bump City, Jim Stevens and friends, the Cocktail Monkeys, Lovefool, Extra Large and Caravanserai. Check out the Ritz-Carlton Gazebo Stage to catch Top Secret, Rockin’ Down the Hiway, Kaye Bohler and the Bay Area Heat. Take the kids and young people to the Safeway Family Stage (powered by Radio Disney) to see young “Next Big Thing” performing artists and the Radio Disney Road Crew, with their high-energy, interactive show and presenting family fun with a Hula Hoop Showdown, Mummy Wrap, Costume relay and Scary Karaoke. Street performers will include Kaweh, HeartStrings Music, Emerson, Bob “Stickman” Culbertson and Jeffrey Michael. And don’t forget the “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands, a huge hit last year, returning for an encore presentation of new young Bay Area rock talent with impresario Ken Kelly.

Festive food

Throughout the spacious I.D.E.S. parking lot, Coastside community service groups offer a smorgasbord of foods — with pumpkins and other wonderful ingredients — to feed hungry festivalgoers all day both days! Center stage are pumpkin foods that include ice cream, bread, cake rolls, cheesecake, cookies, smoothies, churros, sausage and pie. Or try Brussels sprouts in marinara sauce, hot beef sandwiches, corn dogs, fried calamari, Portuguese linguisa sausages, roasted turkey legs, garlic fries, clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls, macaroni and cheese with pumpkin seeds, nachos, hamburgers, corn on the cob, pizza and baked potatoes with the trimmings. And to wash it down —

Delectable drink

This year’s festival-label wine is Half Moon Bay Winery’s limited-release 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, from premium grapes grown in the Redwood Valley of Mendocino, and that pairs well with seafood and appetizers and that’s available by the glass along with Half Moon bay Winery’s Fishermen’s Red, White Wine Blend, and La Nebbia Winery’s sparkling win and mimosas at two booths hosted by the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau. The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company will also offer its Mavericks Pumpkin Harvest Ale (a pale ale made with locally grown Sugar Pie pumpkins,) on tap along with the brewing company’s Harbor Light, Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Boston Lager, Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale, Coors and Coors Light. Alternative beverages available at the festival include a Sauza Original Margarita or Cruzan Rum Premium Mojito. Of course there are plenty of beverages for younger festivalgoers too.

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Pumpkin Festival Schedule of Events Monday, October 10 7 AM Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street Saturday, October 15 7 AM Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave. 9 AM Festival Opens 10 AM Costume Contest, HMB Library Parking Lot, 620 Correas St. 12 noon Great Pumpkin Parade 2 PM Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot 2:15 PM Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot 5 PM Festival Closes Sunday, October 16 7 AM Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave. 8 AM Pumpkin Run/Walk on Coastside Trail. Kids Fun Run, 5K & 10K Run, 5K Walk; Starts At Hatch School (Kelly Ave. @ Hwy. 1). Run Info-line: 650-712-7322. 9 AM Festival Opens 10 AM Pumpkin Carving For Fun (not a contest), Bank of America lot 2 PM Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot 2:15 PM Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot 5 PM Festival Closes genious Halloween attire at the festival’s time-honored Costume Contest at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Half Moon Bay Library parking lot, at Church and Correas streets. All ages are welcome with individual and group divisions.

Unchecked pie eating

You will have to like pumpkin pie a lot to take part in this contest! Power-eating and panache pack a punch with the judges in the pumpkin pie-eating contest on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Contestants get to devour a 9-inch pumpkin pie heaped with whipped cream. On both days, the contest welcomes children age 11 and under at 2 p.m. and contestants age 12 and over at 2:15 p.m., at the Family Fun Zone at the Bank of America, 620 Main St. in Half Moon Bay.

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Visit us at the Gallery!

Main Stage, I.D.E.S. Grounds — Saturday, Oct. 15 9:30 AM

Jim Stevens & Friends — www.linkedin.com/in/jimstevens

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California Cowboys — www.californiacowboys.com/

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Bump City — www.bumpcityband.com/BumpCityBand/Home.html

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Main Stage, I.D.E.S. Grounds — Sunday, Oct. 16 9 AM

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10 AM

The Cocktail Monkeys — www.thecocktailmonkeys.com/index.htm

11:45 AM

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1:30 PM

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3:30 PM

Caravanserai — www.santanatributeband.com/main.html Coastside Land Trust Gallery 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay 650 726 5056 | coastsidelandtrust.org

Ritz-Carlton South Stage at The Gazebo — Saturday, Oct. 15 Top Secret — www.tsdanceband.com/index.html

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Ritz-Carlton South Stage at The Gazebo — Sunday, Oct. 16 9:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Kaye Bohler — www.kayebohler.com/

12:30 PM – 5 PM

The Bay Area Heat — www.thebayareaheat.com/HomePage.htm

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Radio Disney Road Crew

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Radio Disney “Next Big Thing” Performer

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Radio Disney Road Crew

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Radio Disney “Next Big Thing” Performer

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Pie Eating Contests

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Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands

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Carve a pumpkin for fun

Pumpkin carving strictly for fun, takes place in the Family Fun Zone at the Bank of America Parking lot on Sunday. There are no judging or awards; it’s just for fun. Create your own masterpiece from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Pumpkins and carving knives are provided.

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Sports fanatic can do both while sitting back, hanging out with family and friends and catching the NFL and college football on a giant (nine-foot –by-12-foot) LED screen in the Take 5 Lounge, outside in the parking lot of the Coastside Adult Day Health Center at 645 Correas St.

Special attractions

Up and down Main Street, you can see the top five pumpkins from the Weigh-Off, test mountaineering skills on Mobile Rock’s climbing wall, concoct your own colorful Wax Hands, stop by for a new look courtesy the Half Mon bay High School Art Department face painting booth or take the kids by Kiddieland, hosted by Coastside Children’s Programs, for an amusement ride. Or you can check out the Pumpkin Festival Fine Art Print, “Pumpkins By the Sea.” Created by local artist Ellen Joseph, it’s a sweeping coastal panorama that leads the viewer down the path through Bob’s Pumpkin Patch alongside the classic weathered barn and vegetable stand. The poster is available at the Ellen Joseph gallery, 840 Main St.

Great pumpkin photos … with you!

How often do you get to get up close with a larger-thanlife, 1,500-pound pumpkin? Now you can, and get your photo taken too, since the festival has partnered with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to make photos with the champion pumpkin available for $14. Your photo will be snapped and mounted on a cardstock frame for a keepsake, in a benefit for the Cabrillo Education Foundation. The photo booth is at the corner of Main and Miramontes streets.

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He’s the Coastside’s own Farmer Mike and he’s celebrating his 26th year as the festival’s in-house carver. On his own Pumpkin Festival stage, Farmer Mike has created whimsical faces, movie characters, Puff the Magic Dragon and even the Pigeon Point Lighthouse in the shells of Atlantic Giant pumpkins ranging from 100 pounds to more than a halfton each using his own folding Buck knife and simple chisels. Typically, he carves two pumpkins each day at the festival, from right outside the Coastside Water District at 766 Main St.

See the design contest exhibit

The logo design for this year’s Pumpkin Festival was created by Salt Lake City artist Brian Johnson, the winner of the 2011 Pumpkin Festival Poster Design Contest. The contest to determine next year’s design is under way and entries for the 2012 Pumpkin Festival Poster Design Contest, which is a joint offering by the Coastal Arts League and the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee, will be on display at the CAL museum and gallery during the month of October. The public is invited to visit the CAL gallery at 300 Main St. to vote for their favorite design as the People’s Choice Award while the entries are on display at the Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 15-16.

Going green at the Pumpkin Festival

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Keeping up with technology

Technology meets tradition with the release of the first Pumpkin Festival mobile app, approved by Apple and available at the Apple App Store for free for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Developed by Half Moon Bay’s Pondini Partners, it is designed to enhance the festival experience for users, by providing everything from a fact sheet with festival information to a festival map to event and entertainment schedules, food and beverage listings, and a “Top ten” list of pumpkin patches, festival trivia, special deals and more. Download the app at http:// itunes.apple.com/us/app/half-moon-bay-art-pumpkin/ id457746634?ls=1&mt=8

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Parking will be available at the south end of Main Street near Highway 1, at Half Moon Bay High School on Main Street just north of Highway 92 and at the community enter in the Shoreline Station complex on Highway 1 just north of Kelly Avenue. There will also be limited parking on side streets. There will be specially marked handicapped parking on Purisima Street between Correas Street and Kelly Avenue. Main Street will be closed to traffic from Mill Street south to Monte Vista Lane throughout the festival weekend, and southbound Main Street will not be accessible from Highway 92 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Mai Street will re-open at approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday. Highway 92 eastbound will not be accessible from Main Street. The only way go access eastbound Highway 92 will be from Highway 1.

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Stock up on the latest official festival gear including T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, infant wear, embroidered caps, fleece vests, blankets, tote bags, aprons lapel pins, beer mugs and more at the festival. The First aid and Lost and Found is located in the Small Hall on the I.D.E.S. grounds near the food court and Main Stage in the center of the festival. The Community United Methodist Church at 777 Miramontes St. at the corner of Johnston Street, will host a Diaper Changing/Rest Area during the festival. Pets are prohibited at the festival.

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BOB’S Pumpkin Farm

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Pumpkin Festival Half Moon Bay 2011  

Guide to the 2011 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.